“A Centre of Excellence for Creativity and Wellbeing Inclusive to All”
Reachout is an innovative and inclusive award winning charity which has been delivering creative opportunities, education and wellbeing to local communities aged 16 – 80 years experiencing life's challenges, mental ill health and disability since 1993. Using expressive arts as the vehicle; the service delivery model promotes informed wellbeing choices and mental health awareness to maintain wellbeing and prevent relapse.
The goal for Creative Communities is to create access to high quality creative programmes promoting great art and inclusive practices, knowledge and learning, ensuring that people experiencing mental ill health, learning and physical disabilities have active and influential experiences ‘alongside others’ to build resilience as a route to recovery and maintaining wellbeing.
A Unique & Valuable Resource
Reachout ensures a safe & friendly environment for local people to get involved in a wide range of expressive arts and wellbeing activities, experience creativity, meet new people and discover hidden talent.
Integrity | Equality | Trust
Reachout advocates a strengths based approach starts with the premise that all of us have something to offer, including people who need support to participate fully in the community. Reachout is self-managed by members, giving them sense of ownership and commitment is a significant factor in Reachout success.
Access to expressive and creative arts and wellbeing opportunities delivered by professional artists for adults aged 16+.
Our self-help drop-in removes isolation and mutual support enables individuals to learn better ways to handle common problems such as anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, low self-confidence, poor sleep and panic attacks through expressive creative workshops.
Reachout promotes improved self-acceptance, a structured day and aspirations to enable a route to recovery and for some eventual return to the workplace.
Reachout works with a range of statutory and non-statutory partners who refer clients
We invite referrers to contact us to find out more or make an appointment.
To self-refer to the service please contact the Reachout team to arrange an appointment. This is a chance for an informal chat with a member of staff who will explain the service and membership fees and answer any questions you may have.
We are a small staff team and the studio can get quite busy so we kindly ask that you make an appointment before coming along. Thank you.
You can contact us here.
Or find out more about membership here.